We're off to a soggy start to the workweek, and we won't be done with the wet weather until late tonight. Do not leave home without your umbrella! Widespread torrential downpours and strong storms will result in dangerous driving conditions and the potential for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast. Rounds of heavy rain will persist through late this afternoon and this evening. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect, with widespread rain totals from 3 to 5" inches are expected ahead of a cold front.
Localized rainfall amounts to near 7" remain possible through late tonight. If you live in a flood prone area especially near rivers, creeks, and low lying areas, be prepared to move to higher ground should conditions warrant. The Storm Prediction Center already has our viewing area under a slight risk of severe weather with the potential for damaging winds, large hail and isolated tornadoes. A cold front shifts east of the region later tonight and the clearing trend begins after midnight.
Tomorrow morning will be much cooler in the mid 40s, with highs in the mid 60s. We remain rain-free all the way through the upcoming weekend. However, the potential is there for a light freeze as temps tumble into the mid to upper 20s by late week as a cold dome of high pressure takes full control.
Meteorologist, Kelly Foster